Athelte Ayele wins cross country in Spain

Addis Ababa, January 12, 2009 (Addis Ababa) - Athlete Ayele Abshero grabbed a more than convincing 13-second win at the ‘66th Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza’ which was held in Spain Sunday, IAAF website said.

Ayele, the reigning World Junior Cross Country silver medalist, finished the distance in 31:18 followed Kenyans Moses Mosop and Leonard Komon.

Ayele is now among the illustrious Elgoibar’s victors winners list which includes living legends such as Kenya’s Paul Tergat (1999) and Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele (2003).

“I shouldn’t say my win today was comfortable but honestly I felt perfect throughout the event and didn’t find special difficulty in romping home first. I now plan to compete at the IAAF XC permit in Seville next Sunday (18 Jan),” the website quoted Ayele as having said. --ENA



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